ERIC Number: ED232682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Information Systems Specialist's Guide to Older Americans Programs. Manual I.
De Jong, Fred J.
Intended for information systems specialists, this manual describes the network on aging in terms of the information it generates and uses. The network on aging is defined as that group of organizations whose functions relate directly or indirectly to the purposes of the Older Americans Act of 1965, including the Federal Administration on Aging, State Agencies on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging, and service providers and other Older Americans Act subcontractors. Following introductory material, the manual is divided into four sections: (1) background information on the Older Americans Act and network formation; (2) a description of the network's organization with details of the mandate, structure, and major responsibilities of the state and areas units; (3) a discussion of the network's basic information needs for management, reporting and funding purposes; and (4) a brief examination of the methods used to develop information systems. Four charts outline the structure of the network on aging, program funding sources, steps in the systems development process, and the frequency of network information use, while an appendix provides illustrative charts covering in more detail the types of information gathered by network units. A list of nine references concludes the manual. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Units on Aging, Washington, DC.; TSDI, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Older Americans Act 1965
Note: Second printing.